Monday’s News and Notes

Danny Rosenbaum pitches Potomac into first place, the DSL Nationals rally in the 9th to highlight Monday night

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 15-4 vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 p.m. Scott Olsen (0-0, 5.68) vs.
Charlie Morton (2-4, 4.74)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 8-3 @ New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m. John Lannan (1-3, 4.29) vs.
Kyle Drabek (9-9, 3.27)
Potomac Nationals Won 10-1 @ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Trevor Holder (0-2, 3.98) vs.
Dan Duffy (0-0, 3.00)
Hagerstown Suns Lost 8-4; Won 9-3 vs. West Virginia, 11:05 a.m. Paul Demny (6-3, 3.43) vs.
Jason Erickson (5-5, 3.81)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 8-3 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Lost, 19-8 vs. GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. Kelvin Lopez or Pat Lehman vs.
Domingo Tapia (0-3, 5.59)
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 vs. DSL Orioles2, 10:30 a.m. Wirkin Estevez (5-3, 2.44) vs.
Samuel Jean (5-1, 1.23)

Syracuse Chiefs L, 15-4 @ Durham
Terrible Starting Pitcher: Jones, Jas (L, 1-6) ⅔ IP 9H 10R 10ER 1BB 0K 1HR
Pitching Star: Severino 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star # 1: Botts 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Bynum 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Notes: Well, things did not go well for starting pitcher Jason Jones who pitched only ⅔ of an inning and gave up nine hits, 10 runs and 1 walk (yeah, not his day). So the Bulls started their stampede with 10 runs in the bottom of the 1st, and added one more in the 2nd to make it 11-1. In the 7th Durham added two more runs while Syracuse could only answer with 3 runs in the top of the 8th. Durham added two more runs in the bottom of the 8th to finish this blowout with a score of 15-4.

Harrisburg Senators L, 8-3 @ New Hampshire
Starting Pitcher: Thompson (L, 4-11) 4IP 4H 4R 4ER 2BB 5K
Pitching Star: Spradlin  2IP 1H 1ER 1BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Fox 1-3, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Valdez 2-4, R, 2B
Notes: The Sens remained scoreless until the 7th in this one, while New Hampshire took advantage of the futility, scoring four in the 4th and three more in the bottom of the 5th to build a 7-0 lead. Harrisburg tried to fight back scoring a single run in each the 7th,8th, and 9th innings but with the addition of one more run in the 8th by New Hampshire, the Sens couldn’t come back as they were downed 8-3. Starting pitcher Aaron Thompson went 4 innings giving up 4 hits, 4 runs and 2 walks with the loss.

Potomac Nationals W, 10-1 @ Wilmington
Starter/Pitching Star: Rosenbaum (W, 2-0) 8IP 5H 0R 1BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Rhinehart 2-4, 3R, HR, BB, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lombardozzi 2-5, R, 3B, BB, SB, RBI
Notes: Danny Rosenbaum showed just what he could do with better run support and a less porous infield, throwing eight scoreless innings to lead Potomac to a 10-1 victory, his second in as many starts. Eight batters collected two hits, five batters had a long hit, including a grand slam by Bill Rhinehart in the 7th that put the game out of reach. Francisco Soriano made his High-A debut and drove in two runs with two sacrifice flies and made no errors. The win also puts Potomac in first place, percentage points ahead of Wilmington, for the first time this season

Hagerstown Suns L, 8-4; W, 9-3 vs. West Virginia

Starting Pitcher: Zimmermann (L, 0-1) 5IP 7H 7R 6ER 1BB 3K 2HR
Pitching Star: None
Hitting Star #1: Ramirez 1-2, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Kobernus 1-3, 3B, BB, RBI
Notes: Jordan Zimmermann was knocked around for the first time in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits including two home runs in his five innings of work. West Virginia scored three times in both the 2nd and 3rd innings and single runs in both the 5th and 7th innings to build an 8-2 lead. Rick Hague made his Low-A debut and tripled in the second of two Hagerstown runs scored in the bottom of the 7th for the 8-4 final.

Starting Pitcher: Bronson (W, 1-0) 5IP 4H 3R 2ER 1BB 6K
Pitching Star: Wort 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Perez 2-2, R, 2B, HR, BB, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Jones 2-3, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
Notes: The second game in the double header was a different story then the first. West Virginia started with one run in the top of the 1st, while Hagerstown must have been mad about their previous loss as they scored seven in the bottom of the inning. In the 3rd the Suns drove in two more runs, while West Virginia’s only answer was two runs in the 5th, as Hagerstown won this one 9-3. Starter Evan Bronson won his first Low-A game of the season, pitching five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out six.

Vermont Lake Monsters L , 8-3 vs. Tri City
Starting Pitcher: Hansen (L, 3-2) 5⅔ IP 7H 5R 4ER 1BB 4K
Pitching Star: Demmin 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Rowe 2-3, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Martinson 2-4, 1-3B, 1RBI
Notes: Tri-City began the scoring with one run in the top of the 3rd, but Vermont scored two runs right after to steal the lead. In the top of the 6th Tri-City reclaimed the lead as they scored four runs and added two more in the 7th and one more in the 9th to win this one 8-3. Starter Hansen went 5⅔ innings giving up seven hits, five runs and one walk with the loss.

GCL Nationals L, 19-8 @ GCL Cardinals
Starting Thrower: Matt Grace 0IP 7H 8R 8ER 0BB 0K
Pitching Un-Star: Mike Gallo 1⅔ IP 4H 5R 5ER 3BB 3K; 2-2 IR-S
Pitching Star: Randy Mower 3IP 6H 1R 1ER 0BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Michael Taylor 3-4, 3R, HR, BB, 3RBI
Hitting Star #2: Rick Hughes 2-5, 2R, 2B
Notes: Matt Grace was unable to retire any of the eight batters he faced, allowing seven hits and hitting one batter. Mike Gallo wasn’t much more effective, allowing both inherited runners to score while the GCL Cardinals built a 13-1 lead after two innings with an eight-run first and five-run second.
Michael Taylor paced the 14-hit offensive effort with two singles and home run, driving in three. Aamzingly, the game had but one error despite the 27 runs and 35 hits combined.

DSL Nationals W, 4-3 vs. DSL Phillies
Starting Pitcher: Antonio Guzman (ND) 7IP 3H 3R 2ER 3BB 7K
Pitching Star: Andy Santana (W, 1-0) 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Victor Chavez 2-3, R, 2BB
Hitting Star #2: Jean Valdez 2-5, 2B, RBI
Notes: Down 3-0 after allowing a three-run 5th, the DSL Nationals chipped away at the DSL Phillies bullpen, scoring single runs in the 7th and 8th innings to pull within one at 3-2. The comeback seemed unlikely after the first two batters were retired in the 9th, but a walk, a single, an error, and another single plated the tying and winning runs to give the D-Nats a 4-3 win. Starter Antonio Guzman went seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Author: April Whitzman

April is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for, and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. Based out of Ottawa, she also runs and writes for

3 thoughts on “Monday’s News and Notes”

  1. Good write-ups….especially liked the term ‘Starting Thrower’ given to Matt Grace for his MILB debut!

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